posted on Sep, 16 2009 @ 03:23 PM
I read this argument once and wrote it down. I would be interested in an expert answering some of the points made as i thought they made a reasonable
explanation as to why it might not have been khufu who built the pyramid
1.11) The 'Inventory Stella' - Found at Giza by Auguste Mariette in the 1850's, in the ruins of the Temple of Isis. It states reasonably clearly
that Khufu restored the Sphinx (10). It reads as follows:
'Long live the King of Upper and Lower Egypt, Khufu, given life
He found the house of Isis, Mistress of the Pyramid, by the side of the hollow of Hwran (The Sphinx)
and he built his pyramid beside the temple of this goddess and he built a pyramid for the King's daughter Henutsen beside this temple.
The place of Hwran Horemakhet is on the South side of the House of Isis, Mistress of the pyramid
He restored the statue, all covered in painting of the guardian of the atmosphere, who guides the winds with his gaze.
He replaced the back part of the Nemes head-dress, which was missing with gilded stone
The figure of this god, cut in stone, is solid and will last to eternity, keeping its face looking always to the East'
This text strongly implies that the Sphinx (and a temple to Isis), were extant before Khufu...
The French Egyptologist and Director General of Excavations and Antiquities for the Egyptian government, Gaston Maspero, who surveyed the Sphinx in
the 1920s asserted that:
'The Sphinx stela shows, in line thirteen, the cartouche of Khephren. I believe that to indicate an excavation carried out by that prince, following
which, the almost certain proof that the Sphinx was already buried in sand by the time of Khafre and his predecessors'. (8)
'The stela bears all the signs of authenticity. Many scholars have trouble excepting this, however, due to the fact that it upsets the structure of
pyramidology. So they have claimed the stela to be a forgery, based on the word of an unscrupulous Englisman named Richard Howard Vyse, who was
running out of money and desperate to make a name for himself.'
In 1937 Vyse entered the first of the chambers he discovered. After blasting into the first chamber, he and his companion, a Mr. Hill, took
measurements of the empty room and recorded the information in a journal. Yet somehow they missed the so called mason's quarry marks which were
painted in red on all the walls except the wall which had been blasted through. It wasn't until they returned later with two other witnesses, that
the marks were discovered.Other chambers were blasted through over the next few months, these too possessed the red mason markings..again they were
conveniently located on all the walls except those of the east side that had been blasted through. It was as if the builders of the pyramids had known
that someone would one day break through these walls and didn't bother to mark them. Not very likely. Another point of interest...only the
chamber's discovered by Vyse contained markings. The first room discovered in the prior century was without marks. In fact the entire pyramid is
without markings and decorations - very unusual for the Egyptians.When the hieroglyphs in the pyramid were shown to experts, such as the
hieroglyphicsexpert at the British Museum, Samuel Birch, suspicions were risen.Birch confirmed that some of the inscriptions were actually
cartouches...which could only mean royalty. He also confirmed that the name in the chamber was Khufu. It had seemed that Vyse had discovered the
builder of the Great Pyramid.With all the excitement, little attention was paid to the many if's and but's expressed by the museum and Mr. Birch.
Right from the beginning, Birch was uneasy with the orthography and script of the many markings. The thing that puzzled him most was the fact that all
the markings were made in a script that started to appear only centuries after the time of Khufu. One of the markings was not in use until 2000 years
after khufu. He also found it odd that the scripts were done in a cursive manner and all the markings seemed to be done by the same hand.A year
later, the leading Egyptologist of the time, Carl Richard Lepsius, was likewise puzzled by the cursive manner of the writings. He then declared that
some of the hieroglyphs following the cartouches were totally unknown and he could not understand them.Later on, Birch would discover a second name of
a pharaoh contained within the Great Pyramid - Shoufou.The problem here was the lower chambers, which were obviously built first, because you can only
build a pyramid from the ground up, contained the name of the pharaoh how lived and reigned after Khufu. To this day, this proves to be a source of
embarrassment to Egyptologists.I now bring you to Vyse's biggest blunder made by Vyse - the misspelling of Khufu's name by incorporating it with the
god Ra, so the name was spelled Raufu. This would have been nothing less than blasphemy in ancient Egypt.why was such an error made when committing
this forgery? At that time, deciphering hieroglyphics was still in its infancy. And it is a well known fact that Vyse used the leading hieroglyphic
book of its day, Wilkinson's Materia Hieroglphica. It was later discovered that this book contained spelling errors and it just so happened that the
spelling mistakes found within the Great Pyramid were exactly the same as the book.'